Proxima b: Could life exist on Earth-like planet in the solar system next door?

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 05:21 in Astronomy & Space

Last week, researchers confirmed the existence of a rocky—and possibly wet—planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our sun. Dubbed Proxima b, the planet lies within the “habitable zone” of its star, meaning the planet’s surface could be warm enough, but not too warm, to support liquid water and thus be amenable for life. […]

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